And on it goes, 20×24 version 2.5.
I have built few intermediate versions, and now we arriving at 2.5 (mark XX ? :)).
Whats we have as far as movements – front raise-fall, back tilt. Front tilt can be done using tripod head. Base is pretty much finished as far as I can see. Everything is stained, bellows are attached again, shutter box is alive and kicking. Couple of lenses were remounted (420mm Heliar, 36″ Cooke). I plan to try to get 18″ (f3.5 yes!) Beseler mounted, just need to think how to do it without too much strain on the front (although 36″ Cooke is the beast, even at f16 max opening, but its more compact). Frosted film on the lexan to use for ground glass.
Now i need to finalize focusing mechanism, and rear tilt mechanism. And add bolts on base to hook up to tripod base. And we are a go 😉